Last year was a tough one for `The Avengers` star, who went through a public divorce from Ryan Reynolds, and had her nude photographs leaked online by a hacker.
But now loved-up with New York-based advertising creative director Nate, Scarlett says life has got a lot easier.
She explained: "Everything`s been really great right now. It`s been a good time. I`ve had peace. Relative peace. I just want to work on things that are really hard, and when I`m not working on things that are really hard, I want to hang out with people I like to be with, and that`s it. "I think it will be an interesting year."
And she believes her new man is adapting "remarkably" well to life in the public eye. She told Vogue: "It must be very strange for him. It`s totally bizarre. It`s an adjustment - I mean, it`s got to be an adjustment for him way more than it was for me at nineteen. But he`s really remarkably good about it."
The 27-year-old actress dated Madonna`a ex Sean Penn shortly after her divorce, and admits she was taken aback by how much press interest their relationship attracted.
She said: "We spent time together. I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other. "In my marriage, funnily enough, we had relative privacy, [Sean] was a little bit of an adjustment."